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cliff. the talks. joining me now to discuss the congressional leaders meeting is chris van hollen, ranking democratic, ranking members of the house budget committee. thanks for waiting while we talked about all of this that is happening in washington. >> a lot going on, indeed. >> the real story. of course that is going to face every american is whether our taxes go up, whether huge spending cuts take place and whether this will precipitate potentially another recession. i do have the feeling from what -- do you have the feeling from what you've heard from the speaker there is a solution and he will be able to garner enough votes on the republican side of the caucus and you on the democrat to try to avert this? the house is where the action is. >> they had a constructive meeting at the white house. the president and the top four congressional leaders, republicans and democrats. there was a spirit of cooperation today. the challenge is ahead because while everyone is committed to working to avoid going over the fiscal cliff for the reasons you just mentioned, obviously the devil is
on his side? chris van hollen will join us live. plus, another day of deadly protests in cairo over egypt's president morsi's new sweeping powers that he is seeking. we'll get a live report. plus, the former head of florida's republican party, he's making a stunning claim about the state's early voting law saying it was deliberately designed to suppress minority votes. it's just one of the things we thought you should know. join our conversation on twitter. you can find us at @tamronhall and at @newsnation. a winter wonderland doesn't just happen. it takes some doing. some coordinating. and a trip to the one place with the new ideas that help us pull it all together. from the things that hang and shine... ...to the things that sparkle and jingle. all while saving the things that go in our wallet. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. get fresh cut savings. live trees are arriving weekly. now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your
want to bring in chris van hollen. good to see you. >> great to see you. >> from what you're hearing, are you close to a deal? >> we're not close to a deal. everyone's continuing to work very hard to get a deal. the president and secretary geithner reaching out to capitol hill as the president is reaching out to the country. >> let's talk about some of the numbers. politico reporting $1.2 trillion in tax increases. $400 billion in entitlement cuts. mostly from medicare. another $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and war savings. does that soiund like it's in te ballpark to you? >> i think it's too early to say what's in the ballpark. the overall question you're asking is how much will come from revenue, how much will come from cuts. there's been no agreement reached on that yet. and you have to fill in the details. >> let's talk about one of the things that is getting conversation today. if the republicans give on raising taxes, and we know that skr john boehner and a lot of republicans have said they don't want to raise taxes on people making over $250,000 a year. but if they're willing
reaction from the maryland congressman, chris van hollen. that's straight ahead. first, john berman has a look at other news this morning. >>> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that eventually led david petraeus to resign. he's veteran investigator, frederic humphreys ii. and others say that paula broadwell, her security clearance is now suspended. also, petraeus will testify about the libya consulate attack after all, before a closed hearing of the house intelligence committee. that will happen tomorrow. >>> bp has reportedly agreed to pay an unprecedented fine and admit to criminal misconduct in connection with the 2010 deepwater horizon spill. reuters reports that bp and the justice department have cut a plea agreement that could be announced as soon as today. bp will only confirm that it's in advanced discussions is and they haven't reached a final agreement. >>> cy young award going to the knuckleballer and the fireballer. the new york mets' ace r.a. dickey won the national league sigh you cy young. in the american league, it was the young
committee, chris van hollen. we'll talk about what his party will do to keep the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. 34 days. martha: it will go over a bit into january and that will force the issue and they will come together and we'll get something close to that grand bargain on the table that was walked away from. where are we with all of this? much more coming up on that. more than two million americans could lose their unemployment benefits at the end of this year. the 99 weeks of unemployment is about to run out for many of them. steve forbes on the impact on the economy of that and his take whether it is really a bad thing. bill: live pictures tahrir square. this is central cairo. thousands gathering again as night fallen krochs, protesting the new president's unprecedented power grab. they're calling him, some of them, the new pharaoh. we're live there with details. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligi
chris van hollen is back, russel honore is with us, jordin sparks is with us, joe heck, kurt boournlg, dr. sanjay gupta, dutch ruppersberger, and "twilight" actress, elizabeth reaser. it's thursday, november 15th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> morning. welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, those escalating hostilities between israelis and palestinian militants, threatening to trigger a full-scale mideast war. israel is targeting hamas sites in gaza with air strikes, while militants fire rockets across the border into southern israel. the tipping point for this new violence was israel's assassination of the top hamas military commander. brings us right to sara sidner. she's live for us in gaza city. sara, good morning. >> good morning. yes, we've been seeing air strikes again and again here in gaza city. we've seen more than a dozen air strikes since we've been here, which is a few hours. on the other side of the border, we've been seeing rockets coming in. we're talking about dozens of rockets since the targeted killing of ahmed al jabari, the head of hamas
congressman chris van hollen. >>guest: i think a deal can be reached, the sentiment was good they had constructive talks but as you indicated --. >>neil: what made them constructive? >>guest: in the sense that all parties understood the importance trying to revent us from going over the fiscal cliff but the devil is in the details. we have had the sentiments before and they have not produced a result. so this will be some are very tough negotiating. it is obviously better that the mood is constructive than otherwise but at the end of the day, very tough compromises will have to be hammered out. >>neil: nancy pelosi said, not to touch entitlements talking generally about medicare and medicaid, and social security, and a letter circulating in the senate senators harken and rockefeller of the same sentiment. do you agree? >>guest: we have different approaches for saving money. if you save money the way we did in affordable care act by reducing costs but not simply transferring rising health care costs on to the backs of seniors that is the approach we put forward. >>neil: you are not in
toomey, maryland congressman chris van hollen. utah senator mike lee. and actress lucy heal from "pretty little liars." >> "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. our starting point today, more republicans seeming to break their no tax pledge but still bickering with democrats over the so-called fiscal cliff. and just under 35 days now america falls off that cliff. you've heard the menacing sound right there. this triggers drastic spending cuts and tax hikes. now there are some signs of compromise on capitol hill. several top republicans saying they're willing to at least consider raising tax revenues to get a spending plan passed within the next five weeks. however when the lame duck senate returned to work yesterday, it sure sounded like the same old stalemate. >> the senate has spoken and president obama has spoken. he's promised he will not sign any bill that mortgages our future to pay for handouts to the wealthiest 2% of americans. i only hope house republicans have been listening. >> we've been responsible, even as we've remained firm on this point. no tax i
van hollen what the president's role would be on the fiscal cliff. >> that remains to be seen exactly who will be the negotiate or negotiators. the white house has to be engaged. the president will make clear as he did in his acceptance speech last night we need to compromise. i think the president will be directly involved. >> directly involved but not clear what his role would be. will the president take the lead? here's the thing. americans want answers soon. today i overheard a major democratic fundraiser and lobbyist ben barnes saying this to a high ranking member of leadership. i'll tell you we better be in a hurry. i don't think the american people has the patience. business doesn't have the patience. american express wrote in its latest quarterly report in the absence of legislative action there continues to be growing concerns about potential impact of fiscal cliff arising from scheduled federal spending cuts and tax increases set for the end of 2012. well they better hurry up because in nine days president obama is going to go turnovers asia with stops in thailand, myanmar a
chris van hollen. tamron has has a look at what's next on "news nation." >> in the next hour we get the latest in breaking news out of israel where air-raid sirens are blairing after palestinian militants fire rockets on tel aviv. we have two live reports. president obama is in the new york area with michael bloomberg, nor chuck schumer as well and andrew cuomo the government of new york. the president making his second tour of the region after hurricane sandy. obviously, barrelled through here taking it with it lives and many people still homeless, there are about 90,000 without power in the region. the president on the ground in the new york area for the second time since hurricane sandy blasted the area. let's listen in. >> from fema, from homeland security napolitano who is with us, from health and human services secretary sebelius and all of your team, craig fugate from team marx the borough, president, and i and the red cross together wants to thank everybody here. we have a new program, rapid response. we have to hold a bunch of people, electricians, plumbers and carpenters g
't play ball? congressman chris van hollen on whether the two sides can strike a deal. plus, who edited the word terrorism out of the c.i.a. talking points used by ambassador susan rice to explain the deadly september 11 benghazi attack? we'll talk with congressman frank wolf who is pushing for a special select committee to get some answers. and attorney general eric holder's role in the petraeus scandal is under fire. holder says it was right to keep the investigation into general david petraeus' affair secret until after the election. alberto gonzalez will be weighing in on that one. [ forsythe ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we fd the best, sweetest crab for red lobster that we can find. [ male announr ] hurry in to rd lobster's crabfest! the only time of year you can savor 5 succulent crab entrees, all under 20 dollars. like a half-pound tender snow crab paired with savory grilled shrimp, st 12.99. or our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake. [ forsythe ] if i wouldn't pt on my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. m
at this point, guys. bill: we heard a little bit from chris van hollen. what is the latest reaction from democrats to republicans mike? melissa: democrats say if you don't like the president's plan, republicans where is your plan? where exactly are you going to generate more revenue. they're trying to draw the republicans out to put specifics out there in terms of what cuts they want to make to entitlements, feeling like that may hurt republican argument. bottom line, house democratic leader nancy pelosi says she thinks republicans will eventually see the light. melissa: why am i confident? because it is the right thing to do. the american people expect and deserve this to happen. it is only a decision. it is only a decision to make, tough choices. there are tough choices for us. this isn't easy. but it is necessary. and i have confidence that my republican colleagues will see the light. >> reporter: but republican leadership aides say we had seven weeks essentially for congress and the white house to work this deal out. they have burned three three of those weeks and so there is great c
over a month left for congress to reach a deal? we'll ask chris van hollen and throwing grover under the bus, the power panel weighs in on more republicans walking away from the norquist antitax pledge and it is the day americans love to shop at work. can cyber monday top a $1 billion black friday? all of that and lots more straight ahead. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. a wiit takes some doing.n't just happen. some coordinating. and a trip to the one place with the new ideas that help us pull it all together. from the things that hang and shine... ...to the things that sparkle and jingle. all while saving the things that go in our wallet. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. get fresh cut savings. live trees are arriving weekly. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are ab
ladder, and they are trying to read the tea leaves. chris van hollen was asked, and he said he did not know. you have some steny hoyer, jim cliburn, and they're not going anywhere. if nancy pelosi decides that she's going to step aside, we will seek a flurry of activity with chris van hollen, and perhaps steny hoyer and james clyburn. host: could we see members of congress moving to the white house? that is one to watch, especially in the house. it is trickier in the sand ridge in the senate. -- in the senate. you have to be cognizant of that. in the house, the minority, i think you'll see at least a couple of house democrats that joined obama's team. host: that question -- raises questions about whether john kerry could be picked as secretary of state. guest: if john kerry is collected, you have an election, and who would run for that seat? scott brown. host: "christian science monitor" headline -- "paul ryan returns to house -- is he ready for a bigger role in the gop?" guest: there is speculation that he is interested in staying on. he appears to be one of the few willing to tak
annual meeting. three panels. first, house budget committee ranking member chris van hollen talks about the plan see endorses in dealing with the federal deficit. then, treasury secretary tim geithner talks about the so- called fiscal clef and potential tax hikes and spending cuts. that is followed by kent conrad with negotiations on the fiscal cliff. >> c-span invites middle and high school students to send a message to the president through a short video. let president obama know what is the most important issue peak -- should consider in 2013 for a chance to win the grant -- grand prize of $5,000. open to students grades 6 through 12. the deadline is january 18, 2013. for complete details and rules, go online to studentcam.org./ the "wall street cuts" ceo council is -- wall street journal ceo council is hosting its annual discussion about the so-called fiscal cliff were automatic cuts will take place unless congress acts. chris van hollen indorse is a deficit package. this is 30 minutes. >> thank you. it is great to have you here. we have had people for the last 24 hours giving their
the conversation. >> let's talk about that issue allen brought up. i had representative chris van hollen on here yesterday. what about slowly raising the age from the future. getting it into legislation now. people are living longer, the game has changed in terms of this dynamic and the numbers and framework are quite old. he said no way. i will not consider that. what about means testing? what about people who have enough money to not need these benefits? should democrats be open to those two ideas? >> i think they should. certainly raising the age and raising the amount of money past which you contribute to social security. they could raise that. those are good ideas. i don't agree with van hollen on that. >> if you curtail spending people will get less stuff. it will affect the beneficiaries. reform is a cut. let's not lie. these programs are unsustainable. better tell the truth now. >> you can't say the republicans care about deficit reduction if they are not look at ways to enhance revenue. that conversation is over. the republican leader was holding the line on that. >> they could have neg
and congressman chris van hollen. ron bonjean for. former aide to house speaker dennis hastert. has grover norquist lost his will? >> speaker boehner said revenues would be on the table as well as spending cuts and entitlement reform but we would not raise tax rates. i have seen nothing different than what these senators have said in the last day or so than what speaker boehner has said. the key here is the devil is in the details. once we see some sort of fine print in the next couple weeks, we'll know, you know, we'll know whether our legislators stand. one interesting thing here. i just want to add, we keep talking about tax reform but we have not really had a big conversation in the media about entitlement reform. medicare is exploding. billions of dollars, and we have millions of people are counting on it, will be retiring. baby boomers are retiring will go larger and larger. yet we have not talked about that yet. while we're talking about grover norquist versus these members i think the devil will be in the details. we'll have to talk about a broader conversation between tax revenue
, will a deal be reached, or is there a line in the sand? we'll talk with chris van hollen, dutch rurpsberger, and joe heck is with us well. one man says he's not too worried, and that would be warren buffett. he says it won't be too bad as long as the president sticks to one principle. what the oracle of omaha says that one principle is. >>> and a pop princess making waves on the big screen. jordyn sparks will join us live. which i think is awesome, because it's called ambition. >>> and one of the most anticipated movies of the fall, the final installment of the "twilight" series is out at midnight. we're going to talk to one of the vampire stars, elizabeth reaser, who plays the matriarch, esme cullen. >> thanks, soledad. >>> the prime minister of belize has some tough words for john mcafee, urging him to come forward and talk to the police and explain what, if anything, he knows about his neighbor's murder. mcafee has gone into hiding now, because he says that authorities in belize are trying to frame him for that crime. martin savage is live in belize, and martin, what have authorities in
schultz, chris van hollen, steny hoyer would be in line. th and there is a whole layer right underneath and rahm emanuel would have been. they are cooling their heels right now. fenty does not want to go back to california. her family would like to go back. she might still around again because -- she raised $215 million. she is the house's biggest fund- raiser. >> we will end up with a more polarized congress. steny hoyer is more moderate. he is an institutional -- has been around for decades and represents a lot of the new democrats. the big question will be, will party, a caucus dominated by liberals and i would say democrats are much more liberal than your average democrat around the country. will they tolerate steny hoyer who they do not see as one of their own? they see him as a compromiser. >> the white house has been ignoring -- democrats have been an afterthought. if they had a leader, there would have more muscle. >> one thing that i find interesting to watch is when you can step back and look at the bigger picture, you have a house that is not budging and testing republican. w
colleagues, mike leaders, steny hoyer, -- chris van hollen, the leads -- the list goes on. all the women who traveled. we were thinking it was possible, and it was. i would say the one disappointment that i had was that medicare message that was at stake was so mr. reprmisrepresented by republicans that the people were confused. people said, why did the democrats want to cut medicare? we did not. we used the savings of medicare to extended for another decade and provide benefits immediately for seniors right now. republicans took that same money and gave tax cuts to the rich. that was a message that outside money spent a fortune to misrepresent. that is why the election of barack obama was so very important. to protect medicare -- even though we could not get the majority, we knew when he won that many of the issues, affordable care, medicare, were protected. we had a different view of what happened that day. we saw some of the members that we elective, the intellect we brought in here. it is not about quantity for us so much as the policy of leadership, the quality of our members, the ideas
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